Matthew J. Pilz

Vice President & Southeast Regional Manager

Matt has over 20 years of experience as a vibration and acoustics consultant. He has conducted field vibration and acoustic monitoring for projects involving mining, construction and industrial settings. Matt has performed damage claim investigations, conducted public meeting, open houses and educational seminars regarding vibration and acoustics. He is regularly asked to provide public testimony for zoning and permit hearings and has established vibration monitoring and public relations programs for construction and quarry operations throughout the country.


Education:

  • BA – Denison University, 1988
  • MBA – Robert Morris College, 1998

Continuing Education:

  • Re:Con – The Conference for Managing Blast-Associated Risk, 2012, 2016, 2020
  • International Society of Explosive Engineers, National Convention 1999-2020
  • State of Georgia Blasters Competency and Level Three Continuing Education Courses, 2008-2015
  • Campbell Scientific Training, 2011
  • State of Georgia Blasters Competency and Level Three Continuing Education Courses, Helen, GA, April 2008, September 2009
  • Blasting Analysis International, 10th High-Tech Seminar on State-of-the-Art Blasting Technology, Instrumentation and Explosives Applications, Nashville, TN, July 2001
  • Effective Drilling and Blasting Seminar, National Stone Association, 1992

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society of Explosive Engineers, 1991 – Present, Seismograph Committee Member
  • Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, 1999-Present
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Affiliate Member 2011

Professional Experience:

Matt has worked for Vibra-Tech since 1999. Currently, he serves as Vice President & Regional Manager for Vibra-Tech in the Southeast. Matt is responsible for the planning and development of monitoring programs for clients and providing evaluation and review of measured levels. He is responsible for all Georgia area operations, Re:mote operations and serves as a Regional Manager for Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama operations. Matt has also served as a Vibra-Tech Board of Directors member since 2000.


Publications:

  • Georgia Construction Aggregate Association Management Workshop, Program Speaker-Vibration and Acoustics, Atlanta, GA 2014-2016
  • Program Speaker, State of Georgia Blasters Competency and Level Three Education Courses, Helen, GA 2008-2015
  • Managing Risk through Public Perception, State of Georgia Blasters Competency and Level Three Continuing Education Courses, Helen, GA 2011
  • Near Field Blasting, The Difference is in the Details, Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, Management Workshop Atlanta, GA 2011
  • Workshop Instructor, National Stone and Sand and Gravel Association, Drilling and Blasting Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2003
  • The Effects of Quarry Blasting, South Carolina Mining Association, Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA 2001
  • Seismic Monitoring and Control, International Society of Explosive Engineers, National Convention Meeting, Program Speaker for Blasters Training Weekend, Nashville, TN 1999